With four feature films to his name, Joseph Cedar has become one of Israel’s most celebrated filmmakers: his films have won an astonishing 24 Israeli Academy Awards, have twice been nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscars®, and have won prestigious prizes at the Berlin and Cannes film festivals. Join us for a discussion with Cedar about his films, followed by a screening of last year’s Footnote, a charming satire called “genius” by the New York Times.
David McMahon, Ken Burns and Sarah Burns
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. Each spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before the actual criminal’s confession led to their exonerations. This powerful documentary from the great Ken Burns (The Civil War) explores this horrific crime and the appalling, racially-fraught miscarriage of justice that followed in its wake.
English, 119 min
The mysterious story of an outbreak of poisonous mold in a small town, and one boy's attempt to understand his mother's death, his grandmother's obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange, and inexplicable plague.Part of: Shorts 3: Midnight Mayhem
English, 13 min
A girl visits her ex-boyfriend in search of their lost intimacy in this candid exploration of the ways in which sex can both bring us closer together and drive us further apart.Part of: Shorts 4: Not OK, Cupid!
Croatian with subtitles, 11 min
Cinema/Chicago’s yearly CineYouth Festival celebrates the work of youths 21 years old and younger, highlighting the creativity of the next generation of filmmakers. Best of the Fest showcases the winning films from the 2012 CineYouth Festival; categories include Documentary, Drama, Comedy and more. This screening will include a Q+A with select winning CineYouth filmmakers.
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